Number of Continents
Programs Offered On



No. 5

Risk Management
and Insurance




In the heart of Atlanta, surrounded by Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business fosters deep and lasting business relationships that influence our research, teaching and service missions and are reflected in our success in developing the next generation of leaders. Robinson’s unique approach grows future talent through degree programs and supports current leaders through executive education and collaborative and sponsored research. Working together, our faculty, research scientists, students and staff stay closer to business, to better understand market challenges and to more effectively co-develop and implement meaningful solutions that transfer from the classroom to the boardroom.

Businesses seek our graduates because they are confident our students will be ready to responsibly contribute to the future of business for Atlanta, the region and the world. As a result, Robinson and its graduates will play an important and responsible role in shaping the evolution of firms and the markets in which they operate – delivering the future of business.



  • Student Success

    Support the development of a Communication Excellence Center to provide skill development for students, scholarships to attract students with STEM undergraduate degrees and a college-wide mentoring program.

  • Faculty Excellence

    Provide resources to increase endowed professors of practice and research chairs along with
    sponsored relevant research.

  • Program Enhancements

    Ensure the future of experiential learning opportunities for students, spaces to collaborate with industry partners and technology-enabled spaces to create
    the boundary-less campus.

  • Academic Institutes of Distinction

    Support enhancements for innovative and action-based learning centers, including the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Center for Engaged Research and the Institute for Insight.

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A century ago, the founding vision for the J. Mack Robinson College of Business was to educate working professionals, the nontraditional students of that era, to produce business-savvy professionals ready to make an impact in the community and around the world. Robinson has maintained this tradition of educating students from all backgrounds to produce visionary business leaders.

The college’s current strategic plan — Advancing Vision 2020 — seeks to enhance this by aspiring to the vision that “No one gets closer to business than Robinson.”

One way we will get students closer to business is to connect them with mentors and to internship opportunities where they solve problems with real businesses.

We will expand our career readiness and professionalism programs and increase scholarships that allow our students to seek their potential.

We will invest in the people and systems that bridge academia and practice. Robinson will create new academic institutes of distinction.

J. Mack Robinson’s naming gift gave the college the identity and resources necessary to be one of the finest business schools in the world. With his legacy in mind and our sights on the future, we will achieve the vision that “No one gets closer to business than Robinson.”

Richard D. Phillips’ areas of research include the financial risk management practices of insurers and various regulatory issues as they pertain to the insurance industry.


It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.



  • Monica Scarbrough, Interim Senior Development Officer, 404 413-7063 (office); 404-218-9819 (cell)
  • Leigh Hurt, Sr. Director of Development, 404-413-7062 (office); 404-660-9846 (cell)
  • Joey Helton, Director of Development, 404-413-7061 (office)
  • Kimberly Spear, Director of Development, 404-413-7059 (office)
  • Tavia Holloway, Development Coordinator 404-413-3075 (office)
  • Mailing address: J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, PO Box 3984, Atlanta, Ga. 30302-3984
  • Office location: J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, 35 Broad St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303